Baby Andie - A Story in Motion | Astoria, Queens Family Films
Those first few days and weeks at home with a brand new baby are so special - even while walking through a sleep-deprived haze, your life forever changed by this little being. I barely remember those first days at home with Lila, even though they were only five years ago. How I wish I had been more diligent then about recording those precious fleeting moments!
When Ashley contacted me about creating a film for their family just a few days following the birth of their daughter, Andie, my first reaction was "are you sure you'll be up to it??". Every birth is so different, and although I was raring to go after having Logan, my recovery from Lila's birth took a little longer. Ashley assured me that she would be fine, and so I agreed - and I am so glad that I did! When I see tiny Andie in the video - her little hands and feet, the way she still curls up into a ball when she is held - I realize what a treasure this film will be. Babies grow SO fast (as evidenced by the giant children I am currently sitting next to!) and it all goes by in a blink of an eye.
Here are a few photos and the "story in motion" of the morning I spent with the Easteadt family, just 12 days after Andie's birth. An ordinary morning of a family adjusting to life with two children, walking big brother Bowe to daycare while enjoying those sweet newborn moments with baby Andie.
And the film of the family's morning:
Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. Head over to her Facebook page to see more of her recent work at https://www.facebook.com/francescarussellphotography/, or follow her on Instagram @francescarnyc. If you are looking for a photographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family's story in photos or a film, please contact her for a session!